Schedule for the General Elections 2017 – Live Update
By Rajesh Antil -
General Elections Schedule for Goa, Manipur, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh.
Election Commission of India issue a Schedule Notice for the General Elections to the Legislative Assemblies of Goa, Manipur, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh. The terms of the Legislative Assemblies of Goa, Manipur, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh are normally due to expire as follows:
- Goa 18/03/2017
- Manipur 18/03/2017
- Punjab 18/03/2017
- Uttarakhand 26/03/2017
- Uttar Pradesh 27/05/2017
The total number of Assembly Constituencies in the States of Goa, Manipur, Punjab,
Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh and seats reserved for the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled
Tribes, as determined by the Delimitation of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies Order,
2008, are as under:
The numbers of electors in these States are as follows :-
Electors Photo Identity Cards (EPIC):-Identification of the voters at the polling booth at the time of poll shall be mandatory. Electors who have been provided with EPIC shall be identified through EPIC. Presently, Facilitation :the EPIC coverage in these five States is as under:-
The number of Polling Stations in the poll going States are as :-
Special Arrangement For Women and Differently-abled Voters:-
Separate Polling Stations For Women: The Commission has directed that in areas where women folk feel inhibited in mingling with male members because of some local custom or social practice, a separate polling station for women can be provided after getting approval of the Election Commission. Further, in big villages, if two polling stations are to be provided for the village, one may be provided for male electors and the other for female electors. In polling stations
provided exclusively for women electors, polling personnel also should normally be women. When separate polling stations are provided for men and women of a particular polling area, these should as far as possible be located in the same building for general convenience.
Election through Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs):-
The poll in these States will be conducted at all polling stations using EVMs. The Commission has already made arrangements to ensure availability of adequate number of EVMs for the smooth conduct of elections. The Commission has issued a new set of instructions with regard to the First Level Check of EVMs that will be used in the poll in these States. The First Level Check of EVMs has been completed in the presence of representatives of political parties. A two-stage randomization of EVMs will also be done. In the first stage, all the EVMs stored in the district storage center will be randomized by the District Election Officer (DEO) in the presence of the representatives of the recognized political parties for Assembly Constituency-wise allocation. EVMs will be prepared and set for elections after finalization of the contesting candidates. At this stage also, candidates or their agents/representatives will be allowed to check and satisfy themselves in every manner about the error-free functionality of the EVMs. After the EVMs in a constituency are prepared for the poll by the Returning Officer and the ballot units are fitted with ballot papers, the EVMs will again be randomized to decide the actual polling stations in which they will be ultimately used. This Second Stage randomization will be done in the presence of Observers, Candidates or their Election Agents.